The contribution of PCR testing to influenza and pertussis notifications in Australia

Kaczmarek, M. C., Ware, R. S. and Lambert, S. B. (2015) The contribution of PCR testing to influenza and pertussis notifications in Australia. Epidemiology and Infection, 144 2: 306-314. doi:10.1017/S0950268815001004


Author Kaczmarek, M. C.
Ware, R. S.
Lambert, S. B.
Title The contribution of PCR testing to influenza and pertussis notifications in Australia
Journal name Epidemiology and Infection   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1469-4409
0950-2688
Publication date 2015-06-26
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S0950268815001004
Volume 144
Issue 2
Start page 306
End page 314
Total pages 9
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract Influenza and pertussis are the two most common vaccine-preventable infections notified in Australia. We assessed the role of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) diagnosis in influenza and pertussis cases notified to the Australian National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS). There were a total of 2 10 786 notified influenza cases (2001–2013) and 2 55 866 notified pertussis cases (1991–2013). After 1 January 2007, the majority of influenza and pertussis notifications were PCR-based (80·5% and 59·6%, respectively). Before 31 December 2006, PCR-based notifications were limited (29·1% and 11·7%, respectively). By 2013, PCR-based notifications had largely replaced all other diagnostic methods, with the exception of serology-based notifications in pertussis cases in adults aged ≥25 years.
Keyword Influenza
PCR
Pertussis
Serology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online 26 June 2015.

 
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